As stewards of environmental data, research, design, and spaces, our institute has comprised this list of helpful resources for students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.

Please check back, as we continue to add to this site.


Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability (CENRS)  

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The center promotes an understanding of the natural environment and its resources through scientific research, education of students at Kent State University and beyond, and programs to restore and preserve the integrity of natural areas.

Environmental course list

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Newly updated for the 2023-24 academic year!  Have you ever wondered what other courses exist that relate to environmental science and environmental design?  Luckily, you do not have to go through the entire KSU Course Catalog.  Click to view courses -- spread throughout the colleges and campuses -- that have an environmental focus.  You may be surprised at amount and diversity of offerings!

We also feature relevant Special Topics courses, which are not described in the Course Catalog.  

Beginning Research and Drafting a Proposal Workshop

Follow along with this interactive workshop, as we help students begin their research journey or learn something new about the process.  What constitutes an acceptable source?  Where can you find legitimate sources?  What software can help ease the burden of research?  What are donors looking for in a proposal?  We answer these questions and more.  Click below for part 1 and part 2.

Additional KSU institutes and initiatives

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Kent State is proud to be ranked as a R1 Carnegie classification.  Aside from Environmental Science and Design Research Institute, explore our entire division dedicated to cutting edge research and development.